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Rowing Heads To George Washington Invitational Starting Friday


 WASHINGTON, D.C. – The Old Dominion rowing team heads to Washington, D.C. on Friday to compete in the two-day George Washington Invitational. The regatta will be held on the Potomac River at the Thompson Boat Center.
The event will see the Monarchs face Drexel on Friday afternoon, St. Joseph's on Saturday morning and West Virginia on Saturday afternoon in Varsity 8+, Second Varsity 8+ and Varsity 4+ races.
ODU will compete against Drexel in the Varsity 8+ at 2:28 p.m., 2nd Varsity 8+ at 2:35 p.m. and the Varsity 4+ at 2:49 p.m on Friday. On Saturday, they'll face St. Joseph's in the Varsity 8+ at 9:03 a.m., 2nd Varsity 8+ at 9:10 a.m. and Varsity 4+ at 9:17 a.m. They'll end against West Virginia in the Varsity 8+ at 2:36 p.m., 2nd Varsity 8+ at 2:43 p.m. and Varsity 4+ at 2:50 p.m.
The Monarch boats will be:
Varsity 8+: Lucy Brennan, Sydnee Blackburn, Sofia Bespalova, Nicole Knight, Jo Copeland, Maddie Enns, Helen Schuette, Callie Crook and coxswain Libby Guindon
2nd Varsity 8+: Olivia Kruse, Catherine Wilson, Lilly Baumann, Jinjoo Noh, Bekah Kimman, Haven Habhab, Emma Spinelli, Nikki DiBacco and coxswain Savannah Hartlove
Varsity 4+: Alexis Durand, Kendall Freeman, Kaila Smith, Cierra Velzis and coxswain Ellie Gortz
This weekend we will be racing three separate times against three different teams, all of whom we have seen at different points already this spring.  I am hoping this will be a good gauge for us to determine if we have gotten better in all of our boats and where we need to continue to work on.  Last weekend, only the Varsity raced and the other boats stayed and trained to get faster.  Having done some work in the middle of this week together, I think some of our boats have gotten faster with the extra week of training at home.  Going to a race like this will get our team a lot of opportunities to race at a high level against some good teams multiple times.